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Found Money [Kindle Edition]

Charlie Carillo , Jenna Campagna , Bill Barrett
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A Wall Street go-getter surprises his wife with a birthday gift beyond her wildest dreams - a fixer-upper house in Brooklyn, where in the course of their renovations a metal box stuffed with cash falls from the ceiling. Where did it come from? Whose is it? Those questions will be answered in an overnight drama that’s also a journey into the past - a saga of love, lust, greed, double-crossing, prison, betrayal and redemption on that long, crooked road to the truth. Found money looks like easy money, but looks can be deceiving.


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About the Author

Charlie Carillo (Born in New York City, 1955) was a reporter and a columnist for the New York Post before becoming a producer for the TV show "Inside Edition." His first published novel, "Shepherd Avenue," was named one of the best books of the year by the American Library Association in 1986. His subsequent novels are "My Ride With Gus," "Raising Jake," "One Hit Wonder," "Found Money," "God Plays Favorites" and "The Man Who Killed Santa Claus."Charlie is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and his website is charliecarillo.com

Product Details

  • File Size: 466 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073XV1XM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #372,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read February 11, 2012
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I've read all of Charlie Carillo's books and have NEVER been disappointed. Each and every book throws you right into the story; and the characters are all exceptional in how they are written. Unlike many books where someone may tell you to get through the first 50 pages, Carillo's books whisk you into a storyline so quickly that you won't want to put the book down. Found Money is no exception.

I'm always excited to see when a new Carillo novel is published because I know I will have at least a couple of days of good reading before I finish it and am left waiting again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Enjoyable August 10, 2012
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I say "surprisingly" because I've read quite a few of these free Kindle books and have not enjoyed, or even made it through, the bulk of them. I will say that the book started kind of rocky for me. I was having trouble getting into Artie, especially since he was supposed to be 25 years old, but some of the descriptions made him sound older. For example, in the beginning of the book Artie was checking himself out in the car and thinking about how his waist was still trim and he still had his hair and that sounded more a 35 or 40 year-old. At first I thought the writer was very young and viewing 25 as very old, but after reading the writer's bio I realized that he is older, and that he might be a little out of touch of what a 25 year-old would be thinking when he looks in the mirror. It may seem minor, but it took me out of the book.

Once I got past that I began to get more into the story and it really took off with Ritchie's arrival. I found all of the characters interesting, engaging and I can't wait to see how it all resolves.

So far, Richie is my favorite and I keep picturing Benedict Cumberbatch as the poet. I don't want to go too much into the story and spoil it but I will say that you might expect this to be a crime caper, but it is actually a really interesting character study. And while Artie starts off as a really annoying jerk-wad, he becomes more human and likeable as the story progresses.

I am still a few chapters away from the end, but I liked it enough that I felt the need to write a review. I'm interested in seeing what else this writer has to offer.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, quick read March 11, 2012
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This is an enjoyable little book, generally well written and briskly paced. The pat outcomes for a couple of the characters prevents me from giving five stars but I recommend the book and will certainly check out more from the same authors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light read July 10, 2013
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Enjoyable but definitely not a page turner. I enjoyed Charlie Carrillo's descriptions of his characters he makes them very real
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read November 15, 2012
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This book was a fun read; however, the only complaint I have is too much foul language. I think the story line would have been just as good without using the bad language. Just look at John Grisham -- hardly uses a bad word and all his books are best sellers. Just think about it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than expected February 25, 2013
By Sarah
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Great story with lots of twists and insight
Could not stop reading it flowed so well
Great week end read
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Found Without Money January 31, 2013
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I must admit I am a great fan of Carillo. I love the way he builds his characters and the humour in his tales. I was over the moon to find this free for kindle as had just finished reading God Plays Favourites. There is always a moral to his stories, a good dose of humour and characters you wish you could meet. Another winner, a very good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Money is the root of all evil. January 12, 2013
By mema
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Artie wants Diane to have a baby, she's not so keen on that so, for her birthday he surprises her by buying her a house, she is not so happy to own a house that she has never seen before. She had no idea that he would do such a thing. I would say Artie is a controlling person. Anyway they do start to fix the house up when they find a box of money hidden in the ceiling. This changes everything. Diane is a neat piece of work she takes the money and runs upstate New York. Artie and Richie set out to find her so they go to Dianes parents house and ask her father if he knows where she is, he doesn't know and his wife also left him for another woman, she's a lesbian. Well the plot thickens and I won't say anymore. Some of the other characters are Spooney and Richies girfriend Marion and Duncan etc. I liked the book very much, it was fun and you will love the ending.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Found money.
Great story well told, exciting plot with plenty of twists and turns. The characters and situations are plausible, what more can you ask for? Read more
Published 5 hours ago by Peter Jones
2.0 out of 5 stars if not for the language
This was an engaging, emotional, and entertaining novel. I both laughed and cried. There was the right amount of suspense woven into the human interest portion. Read more
Published 1 month ago by akh
5.0 out of 5 stars always good to find money
5 stars because it included one of my loves - construction. Also because there was a box of money, which I also love. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Miles Henri Sumner
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Lots of twist and turns in this story. Fast read and I enjoyed it. Was not thrilled with the ending. Thought it would have ended much differently.
Published 4 months ago by Margaret Mauro
5.0 out of 5 stars found but not rewarded
good ideas many twists from what I thought would be the conclusion. the author described some old and tricky places that could have changed the outcome proved that money does... Read more
Published 4 months ago by jes
5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo.
I have NEVER read a book so fast as I did with Found Money. I couldn't wait to get on my bus and train in the past week for my commute to work to continue reading from where I left... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Tyler Horvath
4.0 out of 5 stars So Far So Good
I just started reading it so that's why I'm giving it only 4 stars. I hope by the time I'm through I can give it 5 starts. I like the author's writing style.
Published 7 months ago by Jerri
5.0 out of 5 stars It grew on me
I fell in love with Richie Fasenella. His attitude about life was uplifting. He had a true hero soul. Brava!
Published 8 months ago by Victoria Cessa
5.0 out of 5 stars Gritty and adventurous...
I didn't want this story to end, and fell asleep on my Kindle two nights in a row whilst reading it as it was so very well written. Read more
Published 8 months ago by C. M. Donaldson
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
Love the characters and the storyline. Charlie is definitely one of my favourite authors. Always a good chuckle as well as having a moral to his stories. Keep up the good work.
Published 9 months ago by Joanne
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More About the Author

Charlie Carillo (Born in New York City, 1955) was a reporter and a columnist for the New York Post before becoming a producer for the TV show "Inside Edition." His first published novel, "Shepherd Avenue," was named one of the best books of the year by the American Library Association in 1986. His subsequent novels are "My Ride With Gus," "Raising Jake," "One Hit Wonder," "Found Money," "God Plays Favorites" and "The Man Who Killed Santa Claus."

Charlie is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and his website is www.charliecarillo.com

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